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“Very Impressive”
Review of Abbaye de Jumieges

Abbaye de Jumieges
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Jumieges
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2018

In mid-June 2018, we travelled by bus from Caudebec en Caux, France (where our Vantage river cruise ship was docked) to Jumieges to tour the ruins of the Jumieges Abbey. It is one of the oldest and most important Benedictine monasteries in Normandy. It is very impressive and the grounds are very well kept.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

You can’t imagine a more “romantic” site. Jumièges Abbey is a huge jumble of ruined buildings set in beautiful green parkland. The older of the two churches goes back to the 9th century, and some of these Carolingian ruins are still standing. The rest of the ruined church is Gothic. The larger of the two churches is a stupendous Romanesque building, and its two bell towers and some walls are still standing. You can walk around the abbey grounds or just sit and enjoy the magnificent scenery. There is an excellent bookstore and gift shop. We didn’t have time to explore the village.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HaNosseah
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The Abbaye de Jumieges is packed with historical significance. The multilingual signage is clear, succinct, and informative. Due to the unfortunate period when the site was ravaged by use as a stone quarry, only one third of the original abbey exists today. Nevertheless, we still were impressed with the size and scope of the ruins. It is important to keep in mind that the site is open air so one must dress for the weather, especially cold or rain. The bookshop was well stocked with a variety of interesting books related to this and other historical sites. Outstanding historical site!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TravelerMike9999
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great place, surprisingly beautiful.. The restauration is well done, park is very nice and we had a great temporary exposition of Scandinavian photoghraphers... very interesting

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michiel M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A sleepy little village with an Abbaye to match Nortre Dame... spectacular... Great pattiserie nearby and great restaurants and walks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NCtravellerUk
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